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Special-care dental clinics

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) operates special-care dental clinics in key regions of the state for patients whose conditions make it difficult for them to obtain dental care from other providers.

Patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities, severe and persistent mental illnesses and traumatic brain injuries are eligible to receive treatment at the clinics.

Available services 

The clinics provide a full array of dental services, including:

  • Examinations
  • Cleanings
  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root canals
  • Partial and full dentures
  • Dental procedures in a hospital under general anesthesia for patients who cannot be treated in the clinic.

Eligibility

New patients are welcome. Most insurance plans are accepted. Patients enrolled in a Minnesota Health Care Program, including MinnesotaCare and medical assistance, are also eligible. Staff will complete an in-take interview over the phone to make sure that new patients qualify for services. New patients (or their guardians) will receive a packet in the mail with forms to complete and return. Once the clinic has received the paperwork, staff can schedule an appointment.

Schedule or cancel an appointment

Call the clinic to schedule or cancel appointments. Patients, guardians or group home staff must call the clinic at least 24 hours ahead of time to cancel an appointment. Patients who do not provide proper notice before canceling an appointment may lose the ability to pre-schedule future appointments.

Locations


Name Address Operating Hours Phone
Brainerd 501 West College Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401 Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 218-855-8272
Fergus Falls 327 Western Avenue, Suite B, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 218-736-1890
Cambridge 1425 East Rum River Drive S., Cambridge, MN 55008 Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 763-437-4399
Faribault 400 4th Street NW, Faribault, MN 55021 Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 507-384-6830
Willmar 1801 Technology Drive, Willmar, MN 56201 Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 320-231-5315
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